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potatosoftware
11-02-2010, 02:04 AM
I'm looking to render text into OpenGL scene, please is there a library that can produce good quality text ?

Thank you in advance.

blink
11-02-2010, 12:47 PM
If you want quality, i suggest you to code your own using freetype.
All you need is a function to render freetype glyphs into a texture.

This page covers almost everything you need.
http://www.freetype.org/freetype2/docs/tutorial/step2.html

somboon
11-21-2010, 07:03 AM
FTGL, which is based on Freetype2 is very easy to use.

It support all kind of text rendering (texture , bitmap , polygon , etc).

The downside is that it implement with deprecated OpenGL and will not work with core profile of modern OpenGL (3.x,4.x) but it work flawlessly in compatible profile.